Just a week after a Washington, D.C., teen was accepted at five Ivy League schools, a suburban New York high school teen has set the bar even higher. He was accepted at each of the eight elite Ivy colleges and universities, New York’s Daily News reports.
Kwasi Enin, the son of immigrant nurses from Ghana, figured that he would hedge his bets and apply to all of the Ivy League schools. “By applying to all eight, I figured it would better the chances of getting into one,” the 17-year-old senior at William Floyd High School in Mastic, N.Y., said.
According to the Daily News, the collective acceptance rate of all Ivy League schools is less than 9 percent of all applicants for the class of 2018, ranging from 5.9 percent at Harvard to 14 percent at Cornell.
“I’ve never seen anything like it in my 15 years as a high school counselor,” Nancy Winkler, Enin’s guidance counselor, told the Daily News. “He’s going to be a leader in whatever he chooses.”
Enin wants to be a physician. “I’m thinking of being a cardiologist or neurologist,” Enin told the Daily News. “A doctor is a community leader, a protector, someone who people turn to … when they need help.”
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